Falcon – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29420

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Greetings from Ottawa. Yes, I’m back again, pommers having graciously agreed to a swap of assignments so I can make myself available for a family celebration next week.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29414

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing a brief respite from a record-setting string of some ten consecutive days where the temperature exceeded 30° C. Not only has it cooled off to the mid-twenties but we are getting some much-needed rain.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29402

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather remains unsettled. While I solved this puzzle, a violent thunderstorm raged outside dumping torrential amounts of welcome rain on my parched garden.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29390

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the meteorological roller coaster continues. The past few days have been a bit on the chilly side with overnight temperatures dipping to near frost range.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29378

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather has done an about turn. The week past was like mid-July but the weekend has been more like early April and the week coming up is shaping up to be more of the same.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29366

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend that traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer. The risk of overnight frost is supposedly past and gardeners can begin exercising their green thumbs.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29354

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Greetings from Ottawa where spring has finally made its belated appearance. The city will soon be awash in colourful beds of tulips in full bloom — the bulbs being an annual gift from the people of the Netherlands in gratitude for Canadian troops having liberated their country at the end of the Second World War.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29342

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the lockdown not only continues in force but has recently been extended. Although some may discern a faint glimmer of hope on the distant horizon, we are being warned by authorities to expect more of the same for the foreseeable future.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29330

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My apologies for the late release of the review today. For some reason unbeknownst to me, the review did not publish automatically as scheduled this morning and I had to go in and give it a nudge to wake it up.Continue reading